Gov. Beshear requests Major Disaster Declaration from federal government for historic flooding

By WBKO News Staff FRANKFORT, Ky. (WBKO) – Gov. Andy Beshear submitted a request to President Joe Biden Wednesday asking that a Major Disaster Declaration be issued after rainfall led to flash flooding, mudslides and landslides across the state. “This flooding was some of the worst in my lifetime, damaging about 2,000 homes and destroying infrastructure,…

In Focus: Legislative Update on “Alcohol To-Go” and Home Delivery of Alcoholic Beverage Laws

BY MARIO ANDERSON KENTUCKY KENTUCKY — During this year’s 2021 Kentucky General Assembly legislative session, two alcohol-related bills passed both chambers and were signed into law by Gov. Andy Beshear. House Bill 415 was an update to last year’s historic direct-to-consumer alcohol shipping law that has become a model for the country. Also, restaurants and bars will now…

Bipartisan effort successful in reopening Northern Kentucky State Medic Examiner’s office

Gov. Andy Beshear, through a bipartisan effort, announced that funding has been appropriated for the Office of the State Medical Examiner (OSME) to reopen its Northern Kentucky office. “This was truly a bipartisan effort, led by Sen. (Chris) McDaniel, and demonstrates the imperative need for such essential services in this region,” said Gov. Beshear. “As…

Some Kentucky school leaders uncertain whether full-day kindergarten money will last

Kevin Wheatley and Lawrence Smith LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Local school leaders praised the Kentucky General Assembly’s move Tuesday to provide $140 million for full-day kindergarten next year, though some remain skeptical that lawmakers will continue such funding in future budgets. Full-day kindergarten was a late addition to a school choice measure passed by the House of Representatives…